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Meet Our North Atlanta Optometrists

Optometrists inside LensCrafters in Atlanta's Northlake Mall

superman getting an eye examAt Dr. Steven R. Warstadt & Associates, we specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Our eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Our optometrists in LensCrafters at Northlake Mall in Atlanta, Georgia, take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Imagine being Superman’s eye doctor!

In the 1970’s-80’s when I was growing up in Westport, Connecticut, Fairfield County was an enclave of artists. Without really thinking about the talent and accomplishment of the company I was keeping, I played golf with Mort Walker, who was famous for “Beetle Bailey” and “Hi and Lois” (with Dik Browne); with Dik Browne, who was famous for “Hagar the Horrible” and “Hi and Lois” (with Mort Walker); and with Curt Swan, who drew Superman.

Curt was a close family friend who bowled with my mother and sold me my first car, a turquoise Datsun B210 hatchback. I was not aware at the time that his depictions were considered the definitive characterization of the Silver Age of Superman. When Christopher Reeve was preparing for the movies, he looked to Curt’s drawings for his physical approach to the character. When Jerry Seinfeld wanted to make a commercial interacting with an animated Superman, he wanted Superman to be drawn in the style of Curt Swan. For us, Curt was simply a family friend who drew Superman comics for a living, and so it seemed very natural to ask him to draw a picture of me examining Superman’s eyes. Now it is a cherished reminder of a remarkable man and the extraordinary talent he shared with the world.

Meet our Atlanta Eye Doctors

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Dr. Steven R. Warstadt

Dr. Steven Warstadt, of Dr. Steven R. Warstadt & Associates, has been a mainstay in the LensCrafters at Northlake Mall since 1991. Dr. Warstadt received his BA from Emory University in 1982 and graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1987. He has spent his entire professional career in the Atlanta area, nearly all of it at the Northlake LensCrafters.

A member of the American Optometric Association, the Georgia Optometric Association, as well as the Southern Council of Optometrists, Dr. Warstadt is also an active member of the community. He is a member of the Sandy Springs Lions Club and participates in LensCrafters Hometown Days and Vision Vans to provide free eye care opportunities to local schoolchildren. He is currently the chief optometrist at his practice in Northlake, GA.

Dr. Warstadt has traveled to 11 countries with Luxottica’s One Sight foundation to provide eye care and eyeglasses to those in need.

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Dr. Sonal Patel

Dr. Sonal Patel, of Dr. Steven R. Warstadt & Associates, was born in Gujarat, India. She moved to the United States at the age of two and was raised in Georgia. Her Bachelor of Science degree is from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and she attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee for her Doctor of Optometry.

Dr. Patel prides herself on providing comprehensive eye care to her patients of all ages, but in particular she enjoys treating her pediatric patients. She had brought many skills and mostly a warm personality to Dr. Warstadt‘s office.

She currently lives in Norcross with her husband and 3 daughters. In her spare time, she is passionate about traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family.

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Dr. Ryan Rottman

Dr. Rottman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2010 and his Doctorate of Optometry in 2014, both from Indiana University. He was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, an International Optometric Honor Society during his optometric studies. He currently is a member of the Georgia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Rottman treats and manages multiple ocular diseases, including dry eye, inflammatory diseases of the eye, macular degeneration, cataracts, and systemic problems such as Diabetes that may affect the eyes. He also performs routine eye exams and fits contact lenses for patients of all ages.

He is happy to call Decatur home with his wife Caitlyn and dogs Penny and Poppy.